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Abortion in the United States' bible belt: organizing for power and empowerment

Overview of attention for article published in Reproductive Health, January 2011
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Title
Abortion in the United States' bible belt: organizing for power and empowerment
Published in
Reproductive Health, January 2011
DOI 10.1186/1742-4755-8-1
Pubmed ID
Authors

Mary Ann Castle

Abstract

Over the last 30 years, conservative power in the United States, financed and organized by Christian fundamentalist sects, the Catholic Church, and conservative corporate and political leadership, has become more threatening and potentially destabilizing of progressive democratic principles and practices. Powerful interlocking political, financial and social forces are arrayed against women in many Southern and Western states. They are having destructive effects on women's ability to control their fertility and maintain bodily integrity and health. Poor women and women of color are disproportionately affected by restrictions on abortion services. Strategically developed interventions must be initiated and managed at every level in these localities. It is urgent to coordinate and empower individuals, multiple organizations and communities to engender effective changes in attitudes, norms, behavior and policies that will enable women to obtain reproductive health services, including abortion care. This paper describes contextual factors that continue to decimate U.S. women's right to health and, then, describes a community organizing-social action project in a number of US' states aimed at reversing the erosion of women's right to have or not to have children.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
South Africa 1 <1%
Unknown 108 99%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Master 16 15%
Student > Bachelor 12 11%
Student > Ph. D. Student 9 8%
Student > Doctoral Student 8 7%
Researcher 7 6%
Other 15 14%
Unknown 42 39%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Social Sciences 19 17%
Arts and Humanities 8 7%
Medicine and Dentistry 8 7%
Psychology 8 7%
Nursing and Health Professions 7 6%
Other 15 14%
Unknown 44 40%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 4. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 27 June 2022.
All research outputs
#7,080,032
of 22,603,384 outputs
Outputs from Reproductive Health
#795
of 1,400 outputs
Outputs of similar age
#54,090
of 181,124 outputs
Outputs of similar age from Reproductive Health
#5
of 11 outputs
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